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Combat Arms: Zombies Review

When in doubt, just add zombies. That seems to be the thinking behind Combat Arms: Zombies, an arena-based survival shooter where the undead feel more than a little tacked-on. It’s a simple first-person shooter with solid visuals and lots of weapons and gear to unlock, but the lack of level variety and focus on grinding for cash make it more dull than you’d expect from a game where you’re fighting just to stay alive. (more…)

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Lunar Racer Review

Lunar Racer is a fairly standard 2D side-scrolling racer, but with one important addition: gravity. Or rather, the lack thereof. This game has you racing across moons throughout the galaxy, and as such you’ll have to deal with the fact that your car can fly through the air in ways that would be impossible on Earth. It’s not a huge change, but it’s enough to make Lunar Racer into a fun and addictive little game instead of just another 2D racer. (more…)

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Terra Noctis Review

Terra Noctis might just be the best attempt yet to create a Super Mario-style game for iOS devices. Sure, it doesn’t star a portly plumber, but a cuddly little nightmare named Allen manages to fill in his platforming shoes admirably. In the instances when Terra Noctis is clearly influenced by Nintendo’s seminal platforming series it’s a joy. It’s only when it tries to do something new that it loses some of its shine. (more…)

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The Price Is Right Decades Review

It may not have a virtual Bob Barker, but The Price is Right Decades offers up just the right amount of nostalgic fun for fans of the show. You get to do everything you imagined while watching the game show from your couch– play some plinko, guess the price of dining room sets, and, of course, spin the big wheel– but you can do so in way that’s quick and convenient and quite well suited to the iPhone. (more…)

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Box Cat Review

Box Cat is sort of like the anti-Frogger. Instead of playing as a frog attempting to avoid being squished by cars, you play as a near invincible cat who just wants to smash every car in sight. It’s simple, deliciously retro, and at times hard to put down. There’s not a lot of depth to Box Cat but there’s certainly a lot of fun. (more…)

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Wizard Ops Review

Wizard Ops is a fun little shooter starring a wizard with army training. The action is frantic, the upgrades are plentiful, and the controls are simple but fun. Problem is, the game is over as soon as you start to get into it. Coupled with some performance issues, the short length makes Wizard Ops a game in need of a few updates before it can get an enthusiastic thumbs-up. (more…)

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Rocket Riot Review

Rocket Riot is a crazy game. It’s an over-the-top shooter with destructible environments and tiny little men who are actually rockets wielding cannons. It’s a fun, and often challenging experience, marred slightly by overly loose controls and occasionally frustrating visual effects. Thankfully this isn’t a game where precision is necessary. (more…)

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Oscura Review

Everything in Oscura wants to kill you. Whether it’s the terrifying dark creatures roaming about, the spinning wheels just aching to squish you, or the frequent pits of glowing red spikes, there are many ways to die in Oscura. And die you will. A lot. Oscura is an incredibly challenging platformer that’s only really hampered by its current short length. (more…)

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Riptide GP Review

Riptide GP would be particularly impressive if the Aqua Moto series didn’t already exist. Like those games, it features graphically rich water-based racing action. It both looks and controls great, but unlike its competition the sense of progression and options are much more limited in Riptide GP. (more…)

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Robo5 Review

There are a lot of puzzle games in the App Store, but very few that begin with a Nietzsche quote. From the opening moments you can tell that Robo5 has somewhat loftier ambitions than simply being the next Angry Birds. And while those ambitions aren’t exactly met, Robo5 is still a highly enjoyable and consistently challenging puzzle game. (more…)